BY JULIA TALEN | JUNE 25, 2018
Ridgway State Park
Folks in wheelchairs can hike, fish, and camp at this accessible state park.
Pictured: 2018 Ridgway RiverFest Emcee John Clark (also Ridgway's Mayor) stands on an unusual island in the Uncompahgre River with a flock of rubber duckies.
A new outdoor adventure store owner and local brewery owner are the two newest members of the Ridgway Area Chamber of Commerce (RACC) Board of Directors. Amanda F. Swain of Ridgway Adventure Sports and Daniel Richards of Colorado Boy Pub & Brewery bring their specific industry knowledge to the chamber, to help develop promotions for its five Ridgway tourism themes: Outdoor Adventure, Culinary Experiences, Arts & Entertainment, Health & Wellness, and History & Heritage.
As Colorado gears up for a busy summer travel season, the state urges people to travel responsibly, especially when it comes to fire prevention. Colorado's low humidity has perks, but can create dry, dangerous fire conditions.
“Think Outside” is the slogan of the Ridgway Area Chamber of Commerce, appealing to visitors to enjoy the area’s abundant outdoor resources and get creative with their vacation plans. Meanwhile, the chamber itself has been doing a lot of thinking outside of the box, to support local businesses and develop long-term programs that draw attention to Ridgway’s assets.
A 2018 Ridgway Chamber youth ambassador, youth volunteer fairs, a photo contest, new board members, and several cooperative promotional efforts with Ouray, other chambers and the state tourism office are among the many projects keeping a crew of chamber contractors busy.
The Ridgway Area Chamber of Commerce promotes business and community development in the Town of Ridgway and the surrounding area. The chamber operates the Visitors Center, which is open from May 1 through October 1 and is located at 150 Racecourse Road, Ridgway, Colorado 81432 (across from Citizens Bank off of HWY 62).
P.O. Box 544
Ridgway, Colorado 81432